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Columbus Tribune -Journal
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For County Superintendent
The republicans by a handsome voluntary vote have
tendered the nomination for tbe office of county super
intendent to Gideon Braun, of Loup township. Mr.
Braun is a young man, and has spent twenty-three of the
twenty-six years of his life in Platte county.
For several years he has been one of the successful
ALBERT J. MASON. Editor. I vouner school teachers of the countv. sDendine the time
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For County Judge.
Former County Judge T. D. Robison has filed an
acceptance of the republican nomination for the office of
county judge. This action was taken while he was in
the city last Saturday, and will be very satisfactory to
many people who have grown weary of the apparent
life-lease attitude Judge Ratterman.
While discussing the candidacy of Judge Robison, we
wish to call the attention our readers to the table of
official votes as published in this issue. A casual glance
over this table will show that while Judge Robison did
not receive a flattering vote in Columbus, the reason is
obvious; that Judge Ratterman did not carry a single
ward in the city, Judge Hensley having defeated him in
three of the wards, and falling but one vote behind him
in his own ward, the Third; and that Judge O'Brien
carried three of the wards over both Ratterman and Hen
sley, the latter carrying his ward, the First, by a vote
about equal to that of his three competitors.
The village of Humpehrey was for many years the
home of both the opjwsing candidates, and both are well
known there. The vote in Humphrey township shows
shows that Robison had a plurality of eight over Rat
terman, and Humphrey voting place in Granville town
ship gave Robison a more than two-to-one vote over the
It might be well to remember, also, that while
Judge Ratterman received the nomination by a greater
vote than was received by any two of his competitors,
still 135G democrats registered their protest against his
continuation in the office, as compared with 925 of his
Granting then, that Judge Robison hold the normal
republican vote in the county, added to the 432 democrat
ic votes cast for him at the primary, he would give Judge
Ratterman the fight of his life. Then again, there is
no reason for believing that all of the friends of Judges
Hensley and O'Brien can be swung into line for Ratter
Considering all these things, it lodks mighty good
for Robison. He has had four years' experience in the
office many years ago, and has the reputation of being
honest and conscientious in all his dealings as a public
official as well as in private life. He was deposed be
cause he was not in the good graces of those who would
issue dictations in county political matters.
Judge Robison is a democrat, and by accepting the
nomination in the republican ticket did the same thing
that Mr. Gruenther and his friends intended for him to
do should he receive the nomination on the republican
ticket for clerk of the district court.
The county judge's office is one of the most import
ant, if not the most important office in the county, and
requires the highest degree of honesty and integriety.
The contest is between two democrats, and we advocate
the candidacy of Judge Robison. not wholly because he
happens to be on the republican ticket, but because we
believe with 135G democrats in the county that a change
After completing his rural school
course, he entered the Columbus high school, where he
spent two years, then went to theNebraska Normal
school at Wayne, where he graduated in the teachers'
department. Later he pursued his scientific studies at
the Fremont Normal school, and has spent summer vaca
tions at the state normals at Peru and at Wayne.
That he is popular among the teachers themselves
is attested by the fact that he served as president of their
county association during the year of 1909-1910, and de
clined a re-election for the reason that no predecessor had
ever served two consecutive terms in the position.
As a writer of educational essays, he has acquired
an enviable reputation1, his writings being in constant de
mand by some of the educational journals of the state.
He has been offered principal ships in numerous
town schools, but has persistently declined, demoting his
energies to the upbuilding of the rural schols of his own
community, in which he has always been engaged. His
close study of the rural school situation makes him
peculiarly fitted for the office of county superintendent.
A Serous Omission.
Charles L. Anderson is mad. He has good cause
to be. He lives at Oxford, and was one of the democrat
ic candidates for the nomination for regent of the state
University at the recent primary. The cause of his an
ger is that in some counties in the state his name was
left off the ballots.
The matter was brought to light by a member of the
election board in the city of Sutton, in Clay county, who
noticed that Mr. Anderson's name appeared in the poll
books, but for some reason was missing form the ballot.
Then the candidate found that in several other counties
he had no vote in the face of the returns, whaeter from
omission of his name or from some other cause has not
yet been discoveed.
After being informed of the omission in Clay coun
ty he called the attention of the secretary of state to the
fact, making a bitter complaint because he had been dis
criminated against. Of course it is too late now to
remedy the defect, but it would seem that there should
be something done, for as he suggests, the omission must
be the result of either carelessness or intentional discrim
ination. More than likely it is carelessness, but that
does not mitigate the evil.
Anna Wilson's Hospital
Much has been written and much has been said dur
ing the past few years in regard to tainted money, the
discussion arising largely from the large donations made
by John D. Rockefeller for the endowment of schools and
colleges, and by Andrew Carnegie for the building of
From Omaha comes a story of the establishment of
a hospital with tainted money. A woman by the name
of Anna Wilson has proposed to the city to establish a
hospital with the money gathered through the trade, tra
ffic and sale of human beings the daughters and sisters
of men. Many good jieople have registered their objec
tions to the acceptance of such a fund for such a purose,
but the city, by its representatives has decided to ac
And why should it not? For many years the city
has thrived on money from fines paid by this woman
and the inmates of her house, and it has been placed in
the most sacred of all public funds the school fund. If
money derived from the fines and licenses charged these
people is legitimate for the sacred school fund, it is no
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worse to apply it to the use of suffering humanity. If
this Madame Wilson is truly reentant, to what better
use or puriose can she put her ill-gotten gains? She
cannot hunt up the men who have contributed to the
amount and return their proportionate share.
Then, again, the people who register the most ser
ious objections are the people who are supposed never
to have visited such a place. Yet they seem to forget
wholly one great feature of the life and teachings of the
Master when he was here on earth his promise that sins
of even the most scarlet dye shall be made white as the
snow, and his injunction to the fallen woman to "go and
sin no more." In His dying moment He said "Father
forgive them for they know not what they do." And
almost in the same breath He said to one of His com
panions on the cross, "This day shalt thou be with Me
The Omaha papers of yesterday published a story of
a young couple appearing before the county judge to be
married, the bride being so much under the influence of
liquor that the judge very properly refused to perform
the ceremony. She then exercised the self-imposed pre
gative of every sot to abuse whoever might thwart their
purposes, by roundly abusing the judge, using typical bar
'room language. Whether the happy (?) groom succeed
ed in getting someone else to fasten the nuptial cords is
The race between Judge Albert and Judge Stark for
a place on the democratic judicial ticket is very close,
with the result still somewhat in doubt . It certainly
is not a creditable showing when they turn down either
of these men and put up a man like Oldham, whose de
meanor before a Columbus andience about a year ago was
hardly up to the standard of a man of judicial size.
It appears that The Tribune-Journal made an error
as week in stating that a man who had been nomintaed
on another ticket than the one on wheh he had original
ly filed must commit perjury in accepting the nomination.
Transfer For The Peerless.
A Texas republican writes an up braiding letter to
the San Antonio Express because of its criticisms of Mr.
Bryan and declares that if the democrats no longer-want
the peerless leader for their guide and philosopher the
republicans will take him and "do just what the ranks
and file of the democrats have done follow him." In
the name of the republican party this Texan not only or
ders the transfer to be made, but guarantees to have Mr.
Bryan elected president as a republican. He described
the distinguished Nebraskan as the greatest man of his
time, the like of whom is not to be found in the G. O. P.
This is, indeed, nice, and in behalf of our friend
and neighbor we of Nebraska bow in proud acknowledge
ment of the compliment. And now let the ancient ad
age be paraphrased to read: "A prophet is not without
honor save in his own political party." In all serious
ness this Texas republican, who says he traveled all over
the land and considers himself a good judge of (Militical
Put Bryan on a rear end train platform and start
him from San Franscisco on through to Boston. He
would draw three times the number of people to hear him
than any three men in either party. Notwithstanding
almost every mar, woman and child has seen him more
than once before Don't think you can crush a man who
has such a hold on the people as that. It might not
be impertinent to observe that Bryan has gone across the
country several times, and, as our friend says, has drawn
immense throng by the magic of his eloquence, but, as
Mr. Bryan himself later discovered, not all who turned
out to hear him speak voted for him. And yet. while
not agreeing with the pro-Bryan Texan as to the lack of
great men in the republican party, we cannot help but
admit that if Mr. Bryan should go across the country as
a republican he would might poll more votes than as a
But how does it come that these Texans presume to
do the giving away of our own Mr. Bryan? If any of
this is to be done we guess it can be done all right by
the home folks at least some of them are acting as if
thev would be very jealous oft he privelege. Omaha Bee.
about it now?
Harrington, what are you going to do
The law says that a man must make oath that he affili- I ayiOUt jj
ates with the party in question when his name is to be f
placed on the primary ballot by petition.
Evidently the information Mr. Harrington had to
offer was just about what the democrats wanted to know
The Tribune-Journal regrets that there was not room
on (he judicial ticket for Judge Cobbey. In addition to
the disapiointment to himself and his friends over his
defeat at the primaries, much alann is now felt for the
health of the aged law compiler, who is suffering from a
severe attack of peritonitis.
Six of the seven candidates who made the race for
trasurer at the recent primary are busy explaining that
they have no sore sjmjLs. The seventh doesn't have to.
A visitor in the city one day recently made the remark
that the hardware men of the city were not patronized as
liberally as they should be. He was looking at some of
those big ugly weeds at the north end of Quincy street.
IN TIMES GONE BY
Interesting Hapenings of Many
Years Ago, Taken From the
Files of This Paper.
Forty Years Ago
The Journal that week was written
with a new quill made from a wing
quill taken from a wild goose and pre
pared by Hon. H. J. Hudson, and pre
sented to the editor.
A, peculiar story appeared to the
effect that the village marshal of Col
umbus had impounded his own cow,
which had later been redeemed by his
son. In an editorial, the marshal
was commended for his impartiality.
Thirty Years Ago.
A messaage form the bedside of
President Garfield stated that he was
just alive. ,
Fremont was said to-be the only city
in the state to enjoy sprinkled streets.
Twenty Years Ago.
The Columbus packing house burned.
Loss about $9,000.
The first frost of the season was
seen on Sunday morning, August 19.
Ten Years Ago.
Miles Costello died at his home here.
Clarks suffered a fire loss of
Every Household in Columbus Should
Know How to Resist it.
The back aches because the kidneys
Help the kidneys with their work.
The back will ache no more.
Lots of proof that Doan's Kidney
Pills do this.
It's the best proof because it comes
Mrs. A. J. Wilson, 604 E. Four
teenth St., Columbus, Nebraska.,
says: "Doan's Kidney Pills have been
used in our home and we have been
convinced that they are a beneficial
kidney medicine. The party who took
Doan's Kdney Pills often complained
of pain in the back and had other dif
ficulties which plainly showed that the
kidneys were at fault. His condition
steadily grew worse and no relief was
found until Doan's Kidney Pills were
used. They went directly to the seat
of the trouble and so thoroughly dis
posed of it that there has been no re
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milbum Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doans and
take no other.
Five Years Ago.
Adolph Berger died at his
near the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dack were
here for a visit with relatives and
friends, from their home in California.
An Age Of Experts.
"We are living in an age for special
ism; an age when success can only be
attained by the concentraton of every
thought upon the unswerving pursuit
of a single object. Musty theories
and quack cures cannot stand against
progressive medical science. Recent
discoveries are forcing old methods of
treatment in the shade.
Extraordnary diseases require ex
traordinary treatment It is easy to
treat simple disorders. Most any or
dinary doctor or medicine will. Com
plicated that defy ordinary treatments
require extraordinary remedies to van
quish them. Our treatment as com
pared with others differs as does the
sunlight from a tallow candle. It
does not take FAITH, does not take
CONFIDENCE, does not take even
HOPE to get cures. IT TAKES ON
LY A TRIAL2--all we ask. It cures
whether the sufferer believes it oi
PRIVATE DISEASES A SPECIALTY
Blood and Skin Diseases, Nervous De
bility and Nervous Disoders Kidney
and Bladder Ailments, Urinary and
Pelvfc Diseases, Prostratic Troubles,
Knotted Veins, Stomach and Liver
Disorders, Catarrhal Affections, Rheu
matism, Rectal Troubles, Eczema,
Pimples, Blotches, Sores, Ulcers, Acute
and Chronic, Contracted Diseases and
the Complication that ensue and many
other ailments not mentioned.
No matter what your ailment, or of
how longstanding, nor how much medi
cine you have taken without relief
do not be discuraged and dishearten
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Four months ago
When blizzards blew
And Ice and snow
Made mock of you.
When cold winds howled
And skies were (ray
Tou growled and growled
By night and day.
"Confound the cold!"
You muttered. "I'm
Sick of this old
With ley street
And pipes that freeze
O. for tbe heat!
Send summer, pie
Tour nose was blue.
So was your look;
The teeth of you
With coldness shook
You shoveled coal
And stirred the Are;
Warmth was the goal
Of your desire.
You could not see
A cheerful gleam
In snow-wreathed tree
Or Ice-locked stream;
You sat and sighed;
"Turn summer on!
Joy ls untied
When winter 'a gone.'
You puffed and fumed.
Though down the way
The lilies bloomed.
On every hand
Gay blossoms tossed '
You madly fanned
And prayed for frost.
"This awful heat!"
You weakly gasped
To all you'd meet
In tones that rasped.
You sought the shade
And sat there, grum.
And asked what made
The hot wave come.
Your face was red.
Your shirt a rag.
You mopped your head
And let It sag.
And wished It were
Four months ago.
The air ablur
With scudding snow.
You did not care
A single hang
For meadow fair.
For birds that sang
O, when you're cold
Or when you're hot
You sit and scold
For what you've not.
At the Convention.
"Bill," said the first delegate, "It's
a great thing to be sent to a conven
tion." "It Is." assented Bill. "Let's go In
to this place. It's one we haven't
After they had ordered something
'cool and fizzy the first delegate harked
back to the importance of their duties
"BUI," he said, "do you know that
we are making history?"
"Say," exclaimed the second dele
gate, with a hurried glance about him,
"you don't suppose anybody's going to
write up our little excursions, do you?"
"Don't you call me a freak any
more." said the fat lady in tbe mu
seum. "No?" asked the tatooed man.
"No. Don't you call me a freak
again or I'll sit down on you when
you ain't looking. I'm a tragedienne,
that's what I am."
"Tragedienne? That's the limit.
What tragedy do you star In?"
"Don't you call it a tragedy when
a woman knows that if she only had
enough money not to have to go on ex
hibition she would be called plump
Instead of fat?"
Such a Mistake.
Tbe war correspondent in Nagasaki
has sent bis Jap servant to the store
for some supplies. The man has been
delayed, so the correspondent tele
phones. "Hllo." he says to the clerk, who
is an American. "Is Takachua Bito
"No, sir," Is the reply. "But we
have sixteen other kinds of breakfast
More people, men and women, are
suffering with kidney and bladder
trouble than ever before, and each
and each year more of them turn for
quick relief, and permanent benefit to
Foley's Kidney Remedy, which Kas
proven itself to be one of the most
effective remedies for kidney and blad
der ailments, that medical science has
devised. For sale by all druggists.
"Henry," said Mrs. Penhecker.
"What Is the meaning of this empty
glass on the table? Is it possible that
you have acquired the habit of taking;
a sly nip while you are reading?"
"O, no. my angel," explained Mr.
Penhecker. "I was perusing a volume
of poems entitled: 'Golden Memories,
and merely put the glass there as
sort of help to my understanding."
Hay Fever, Asthm and Summer Cold
Must be-reelieved quickly and Fo
ley's Honey and Tar Compoound will
do it. E. M. Stweart, 1034 Wolfra
St., Chicago, writes: "I have been
greatly troubled during the hot sum
mer months with hay fever and find
that by using Foley's Honey and Tar
Compound I get great relief. ' ' Many
others who suffer similarly will be
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perience. For sale by all druggists.
Itaafc Echo pgiffl Mile.
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